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Title: Legislative Base: Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant; Title V of the Social Security Act: Compilation of Maternal and Child Health Legislation 1912-1996
Corporate Author: National Ctr for Education in Maternal and Child Health (NCEMCH)
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 607
Sponsoring Agency: National Ctr for Education in Maternal and Child Health (NCEMCH)
Arlington, VA 22201
National Maternal and Child Health Clearinghouse
McLean, VA 22102
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Rockville, MD 20857
Contract Number: MCU-117007
Publication Number: ISBN 1-57285-036-1
Sale Source: National Maternal and Child Health Clearinghouse
8201 Greensboro Drive
Suite 600
McLean, VA 22102
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This publication, with its accompanying CD-ROM, is a compilation of maternal and child health (MCH) and related laws enacted since 1912; it is designed as a ready reference for understanding Title V (Social Security Act) State programs and Title V discretionary project grant programs.
Abstract: When the Social Security Act was passed in 1935, the Federal Government, through Title V, pledged its support of State efforts to extend and improve health and welfare services for mothers and children. This landmark legislation resulted in the establishment of State Departments of Health and facilitated the efforts of existing agencies in other States. This compilation of MCH-related legislation incorporates a full legislative history of Title V and an appropriations history of the program for 1935-95. It also excerpts laws important to an understanding of the legislative history of maternal and child health in the United States. Included are significant MCH-related amendments to the Social Security Act, Public Health Service Act programs later consolidated into the MCH block grant, and legislative documents that affect infant mortality and child health that predate the Social Security Act. Also included are current regulatory and program guidance citations for State MCH Block Grant applications and annual reports. The publication contains a directory of State MCH hotlines, which the States must maintain as a source of assistance to parents regarding Medicaid and MCH providers and resources.
Main Term(s): Juvenile health services
Index Term(s): Child protection laws; Medical and dental services; Minors with Disabilities
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